Pronunciation: (vul'gu-rīz"),[key] —v.t.,-ized, -iz•ing. 1. to make vulgar or coarse; lower; debase: to vulgarize standards of behavior. 2. to make (a technical or abstruse work) easier to understand and more widely known; popularize.
3. to translate (a work) from a classical language into the vernacular. Also,esp. Brit.,vul'gar•ise".